Link to some before and after photos
ps - some of the after photos seem to be darker exposure... i wonder if the poster was trying to make them look worse?
I have understood for a long time Sat my friend.. this is my city, where I was born and raised.. I have already lost much but not everything.. it was a long time ago 1965 and there was a blackout.. I was seven months pregnant and had a small child, I walked a mile and a half to my mother-in-law's home by the light from auto headlights.. no power and everything stopped.. I was a woman of 22 ..I always knew this was a dangerous place.. when disaster strikes in that city for any reason the place becomes a house of horrors on so many levels.. I made it my business to get out and get my family out a few years later.. I am fortunate I left when I did .. may the Gods protect those who are left behind.. truly I share their pain but am fortunate that I paid attention to my inner voice.. unfortunately as this disaster unfolds we will hear what is truly happening there.. the media is not televising what is going on .. it's election week...but I assure you it's far worse than anyone can imagine..
I've put that world behind me and never want to revisit it again.. I won't go into detail about what i have witnessed but I did make sure that my grandsons know how to protect themselves and granny taught them how to survive, we have a politically incorrect saying here in Alabama that suite me just fine " you loot, we shoot" now you might ask what does this have to do with Sandy but there is more on the line here than a storm.. some will not agree with me but the realists among us know exactly what I am talking about.. by safe people and keep your wits about you..
Seeing the various photos it looks like it could take years to rebuild. And the number of people who have lost everything with no chance to rebuild must be frightful.
not addressing the question, eventually addresses the question...
heh... can't imagine why you would want to :)
Does anyone know of any pagan groups that are taking donations to assist the victims?
Growing popular anger as Hurricane Sandy death toll rises to 90
Quoted from the article: The threat of a major gas supply crisis is growing, as commuters and taxi operators attempt to fuel their vehicles and people line up outside gas stations to fill containers to power generators and pumps to clear out flood damage. New York taxi companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as gas supplies began to dwindle.
Ralph Bombardiere, executive director of the New York State Association of Service Stations, reported that in New York City “over 50 percent of service stations are not able to sell gasoline and it could be up to 75 percent.” Gasoline retailer associations in New Jersey said more than 80 percent of service stations in the state were shut.
Stations either have no gas or no power to pump it. Fuel supplies into New York and New Jersey are being choked off both by problems at refineries and delivery difficulties. Two refineries that account for a quarter of the region’s gas and diesel supply stand idle due to power outages and flooding. In addition, major New York import terminals are damaged and powerless.
Is getting gasoline for taxis really that much of a priority?
Itprobably depends.Where I live,definitely no,but in a big city,where most people travel by taxi or bus and dont own vehicles maybe.
It would become a priority if you need to get to work to earn a living for survival, even if you did own a car.
I hope everyones doing okay !